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Better Than Christmas, It’s the Playoffs!

Better Than Christmas, It’s the Playoffs!

St. Louis claimed game #1 on Thursday night in their own barn. We laughed, we cried and we were extremely tired the next day. This marathon ended in triple overtime with the Blues prevailing on an Alex Steen goal. A real crotch-grab moment for Hawks fans after Toews & Co. were looking to pull off [...]

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Fans pouring out of the 161st Street subway station and heading into Yankee Stadium to support their team is not an uncommon sight. However, when it’s the end of January and it’s a sea of Rangers blue and Devils red, it certainly is. Over 50,000 people showed up in the Bronx to witness the first [...]

WHY VANEK?!?!?! Well, BD will tell you why….

WHY VANEK?!?!?! Well, BD will tell you why….

Special Comment by B.D. Gallof 10/28/2013   The NY Islanders went trick or treating early this year, landing impending UFA Thomas Vanek into their goodie bag, while giving up impending UFA Matt Moulson, a 1st rounder in 2014, and a 2nd round pick in 2015. Yes, there seem to be a bit of a emotional [...]

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part I – The Eastern Conference

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part I – The Eastern Conference

The NHL ushered in major changes for the 2013-14 season. Realignment, new divisions and a new playoff format could have major repercussions on how the playoff picture shakes out when all is said and done. In this first of three parts, members of Hockey Independent’s writing staff – Cris Cohen, Seth Levin, Christopher Triantafilis and [...]

Josh Bailey Earned His Contract With The Islanders

Josh Bailey Earned His Contract With The Islanders

You know, it should go without saying that some fans will never be happy with what the Islanders’ do. We demand acquisitions for big names, while asking the higher-ups to spend money that doesn’t belong to us. We kick and scream for an added veteran presence, but fail to realize what is actually right under [...]

Isles Take Seven In 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Isles Take Seven In 2013 NHL Entry Draft

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft has wrapped up. Every team added several players into their organization, but of course, you’re here to look at what the Islanders did on Sunday afternoon-into-the-night. The Islanders went into yesterday with six draft picks, but finished with seven selections by day’s end. The following will provide you with a short [...]

Hockey Independent’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part I

Hockey Independent’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part I

As the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks battled in what turned out to be an incredible six-game Stanley Cup Final, twenty-eight other teams already turned their attention to their offseasons. For some, it was hiring a new coach. Others, decisions were being made about exercising compliance buyouts once the window opens Wednesday night. But for [...]

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Sidney Crosby overlooked in MVP voting

Sidney Crosby did not win the Hart Trophy — NHL MVP — on Saturday. That honor went to Alex Ovechkin, but Crosby’s dominance this season was overlooked.

Walking down Atlantic Avenue as a New York Islander...Fedoras need not apply.

Brad Richards’ Possible Buyout Should Grab Islanders’ Attention

  It has been a little while, Hockey Independent. I’ve been keepingbusy as of late, and I guess I’ve been a little too busy for my own good. I’ve missed talking with all of you, so I’m back, and I want to hear what you all have to say. You know that I don’t normally [...]

Isles-Pens Series Recap: What Went Wrong, What Went Right, Top Moments

Isles-Pens Series Recap: What Went Wrong, What Went Right, Top Moments

The New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins just wrapped up the most exciting Islanders’ playoff series since the Islanders and the Maple Leafs went seven games in 2002. The series was physical, even nasty at times. There were a ton of goals scored. There was plenty of drama. The heavily-favorited Pittsburgh Penguins were given [...]

Ten versus One

Ten versus One

Ouch. There was no other way to describe game one if you’re an Islander fan. Sure the referees called some very iffy penalties in the first period leading to two Pittsburgh goals – with the help of a linesman blocking an Andrew MacDonald clearing pass directly leading to a Pittsburgh goal – but when you [...]

How can Isles win? Only if, per one top blogger: "Crosby’s robot jaw becomes sentient and it attacks and injures half the Penguins’ bench

NY ISLANDERS vs PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ROUNDTABLE PREVIEW

  It’s an 8 seed versus a 1 seed.   The up-and-comer taking on a Cup-chasing, playoff-proven contender.   We have a singular superstar and a veteran goalie leading the underdog’s charge against a relative murderer’s row of names.   But the New York Islanders/Pittsburgh Penguins quarterfinal matchup carries significant intrigue and no shortage of [...]

Playoff Preview: Isles, Penguins Set to Meet in Postseason for the First Time Since 1993

Playoff Preview: Isles, Penguins Set to Meet in Postseason for the First Time Since 1993

The playoffs are upon us, Isles fans. You may have wanted Pittsburgh. You may not have wanted Pittsburgh. Regardless, the New York Islanders drew the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Could it have been prevented? Sure. The Islanders didn’t close out the season as we would have hoped [...]

Fleury, PK both critical for Pittsburgh in 1st round match against Islanders

Fleury, PK both critical for Pittsburgh in 1st round match against Islanders

Most pundits have selected the Penguins to easily cruise by the surprising New York Islanders, but as someone who was scarred for life by last spring’s 30-goals-allowed-to-Philadelphia debacle, my approach to fandom and blogdom this year is to adopt a “prove-it” approach. At the end of March, a friend on Good Friday morning jokingly shook [...]

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: 2013 First Round Predictions

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: 2013 First Round Predictions

With the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin just a few hours from now, four members of the Hockey Independent writing staff have come together to predict each and every first round series of this year’s postseason. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils),  Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) [...]

Bruins Fall to Fourth Seed After 4-2 Loss to Sens

Bruins Fall to Fourth Seed After 4-2 Loss to Sens

BOSTON, MA —  The dates are set, the opponent is set and the NHL postseason is just three nights away from returning to the Hub. But, will the hometown Bruins be ready for it? If Sunday’s regular season finale is any indication, I’m not so sure. With a 4-2 loss against the Senators at TD [...]

With Playoff-Picture Cloudy After Isles Loss in Philly, Just Remember “Why Not Us?”

With Playoff-Picture Cloudy After Isles Loss in Philly, Just Remember “Why Not Us?”

You just cannot win them all, Isles fans. I wish we could, but it’s never going to happen. Eventually, your team is going to lose. The loss sits as a thorn in your side, but what are you really going to do about it? Cry? Pout? The New York Islanders just clinched their first playoff [...]

Isles Clinch Playoff Berth; Built to “Upset”

Isles Clinch Playoff Berth; Built to “Upset”

We did it! The New York Islanders are going to the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 NHL season!  So what if it took a loser point to get there? The Islanders will be playing hockey in May for the first time in two decades. A point earned in a 4-3 shootout loss [...]

Isles Win 5-4 (SO) Over Jets, Prepare to Land into Playoffs

Isles Win 5-4 (SO) Over Jets, Prepare to Land into Playoffs

We’re almost there, Isles fans. After being counted out at the beginning of the season without having the chance to prove themselves, the Islanders magic number is 3 with only three games remaining. I guess we play the games for a reason, right, analysts? The disrespect has lessened, but there are still plenty of “professionals” that [...]

Tavares, Top-Line Awaken As Isles Rake in Another Two Points

Tavares, Top-Line Awaken As Isles Rake in Another Two Points

I’m not scared when the Islanders fall behind. It’s a completely different feeling from what we have been used to over the past few seasons, but when the Islanders are behind, I’m just not worried. The New York Islanders fell behind early again the Toronto Maple Leafs. In fact, the Islanders fell back on hold [...]